FontExplorer Pro doesn't work that well since I updated to Sierra and I'm looking for a replacement with similar features. Is Suitcase Fusion the best font management app now?
You should take a look at RightFont
yeah! right font is the best.
I've using it for a long time and works really well. You can sync from various locations, like a dropbox folder, you can favorite, test. It has really cool features and a lovely ui.
Does it also support iCloud natively? if not I can always just store my font assets in iCloud drive.
Yes, RightFont supports to sync fonts via iCloud.
Honest question: Which features do you want that Font Book doesn’t cover? Auto-enabling? The ability to handle 1000s of fonts well? Network sync?
Just asking, because I find Font Book is enough for me these days.
I'm looking for the ability to handle 1000s of fonts well! Any recs?
Probably not Font Book. :D
Auto-enabling and a large collection of fonts (that gets less organized as I switch font managers or computers) are important to me, network sync isn't. I didn't think of trying Font Book, thanks for the recommendation.
Ok, fair enough! I used to use Font Explorer X, but that was back in the days when I did more print design, and had to constantly play with different fonts, and auto-enable helped with that.
Now I’m mostly working on products, so they only need to deal with a very limited range of fonts.
One of the features that I'm looking for is a place to store Fonts I've purchased. Font Book is great, but it doesn't seem to have an iCloud sync store associated with it. That being said, I think it would be trivial for Apple to add iCloud syncing to Font Book.
One feature that is missing I think, Is the suggestive features while searching for a particular character on a font sets. Especially if you have hundreds, thousands sans serif fonts :D
I think if you have hundreds or thousands of fonts, yeah, you’re probably beyond Font Book’s abilities! Last time I tried with lots of fonts installed it was pretty slow, too. It seems good for very light use though.
You should try FontBase. It has a lot of cool features and is free.
Fontbase way exceeded my expectations. I've been using RightFont, and it does an OK job, but I don't like the interface. I like to organize my fonts in groups and doing this in RF is not nice. I might just switch to FontBase!
I've had the same exact experience. I found it because I needed a manager for Windows and that seemed like the best bet. Now i might switch my Mac over too.
Ditto. I really wanted to like RightFont, and it's nice, but the UI just doesn't map to my brain right.
That's an awesome way of putting it ;)
100% agree. RightFont is definitely better than Suitcase (con)Fusion but the organization and UI really needs to get to the next level. Because I have 20 years of collecting fonts, I still get some pinwheels when scrolling through the entire library. I'm excited to check out Fontbase, thanks for the tip!
FontBase looks amazing, but it can't activate fonts in Adobe Apps, can it?
Well, it should. There is a small bug, though. So it does not work for everyone. We are going to fix that pretty soon.
Excellent!! That will be great!
Ive been a suitcase user forever and have no complaints. Its really not that expensive for a tool that your going to use day in a day out.
My needs for a font manager are very few, but I really like Typeface. Has a few really nice design considerations, like overlaying the baseline and x heights over the fonts, and having a shape/size compare for when you're tossing up options.
FontExplorer® X Pro
FontExplorer X from Linotype.
I've been using Suitcase for about 5 years. It's great!
If you're serious; Font Xplorer.
I've tried them all. Font Xplorer is the best by a country mile.
I find Ultra Character Map to be very useful.
more of a font viewer than a font manager, no?
I use Typeface, if you don't need features like activation font ecc… but just want to browse through your collection is a very good option
yea Typeface is good enough. Love to explore more
As a font power user for many years who misses the reliability of Font Reserve (acquired and ruined by Suitcase) I would suggest strongly to skip Suitcase, especially if you have a robust font collection. It's glitchy, somehow fonts manage to become corrupt over time, and their customer support is some of the worst I've encountered. I switched to RightFont and it's much better, but lacks powerful organizational features and you would miss that if you are used to FontExplorer. I am now trying FontBase and hoping it does the trick.